Tinubu appoints Hon. Yori Afolabi, 16 other NPC commissioners

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On Wednesday, the Nigerian Senate endorsed the nominations of 17 of the 19 individuals that were submitted to it by President Bola Tinubu to serve as Commissioners of the National Population Commission (NPC).
Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi, chairman of the Senate Committee on National Identity Card and Population, filed the report, which was confirmed.

According to the report, the nomination of 19 people was in accordance with President Bola Tinubu’s authority to appoint qualified Nigerians to serve as Commissioners of the National Population Commission, and 17 of the nominees made themselves available for screening after their names were submitted to the National Assembly.

They were all screened and declared worthy, with the exception of two nominees from Ondo and Ogun States who had been engaged prior to their appointment; so, he obtained Chamber confirmation for 17 nominees.

The nominees are:

  1. Hon. Emmanuel Trump Eke – Abia
  2. Dr. Clifford Zirra – Adamawa
  3. Mr. Chidi Christopher Ezeoke – Anambra
  4. Barr. Isa Audu Buratai – Borno
  5. Bishop Alex Ukam – Cross River
  6. Ms. Blessyn Brume-Ataguba – Delta
  7. Dr. Jeremiah Ogbonna Nwakwegu – Ebonyi
  8. Dr. Tony Aiyejina – Edo
  9. Mr. Ejike Ezeh – Enugu
  10. Mr Abubakar Damburam – Gombe
  11. Prof. Uba Nnabue – Imo
  12. Ms. Sa’adatu Dogon Bauchi Garba – Kaduna
  13. Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa – Kano
  14. Hon. Yori Afolabi – Kogi
  15. Ms Mary Ishaya Aan – Plateau
  16. MR. Saany Sale – Taraba
  17. Mr. Ogiri Itotenaan Henry – Rivers

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